We have been working hard at the HHL country home, getting ready for Christmas and the celebrations of the season. This year is the first Christmas in 5 years that I am looking forward to. With my love of ballet and memories of going to see the Nutcracker Ballet on my birthday... The Nutcracker theme was perfect for our home.
Trying to bring some tradition back into the celebration of Christmas, we choose to not add the Angel to the top of tree during Advent. Instead on Christmas eve we will set the Angel in place at the top of the tree and light it's candles.
A pretty ballerina dances about....
ballet slippers ...
Clara and her Nutcracker gift ...
The Mouse King
Our guests are greeted by a nature scene inspired from our property..
Little Dolce, checking out the gifts under the tree... woofing that some be for him...
This is a special Nativity that is dear to Mr. G's heart and we place out each year.
Notice the crèche is empty ... it will remain empty until midnight Christmas eve...
The reason for Christmas celebration!!!
Since the Christmas season is for giving ... What better time
to host a GIVE AWAY!!
When I hosted a Girls Christmas Tea last month, this was one of the prizes a lucky guest won!
When purchasing it, I decided that my Blog Friends should also have an opportunity to win a teacup and saucer set.. so of course an extra was purchased and set aside for this give away!
This is a ROYAL ALBERT teacup and saucer...
I love the details ... the gold rim edges, the flower bouquet that greets you as you bring the teacup to to your lips.
The detail on the saucer is magnificent!
The pattern is LADY CARLYLE....
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